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Supported Cooperations

In the following you can find detailed information on the international cooperations supported by the Economics Teaching and Research Unit.

Universidad de Caldas

The Universidad de Caldas (UdeC) is a public university which was founded in May 1943. It is located in Manizales, the capital city of the Colombian departamento Caldas. The university offers undergraduate as well as graduate programmes at six faculties among these the faculty of law and social sciences. Represented by the theme "Lumina Spargo" its mission is to generate, spread, and apply knowledge while contributing  to a sustainable society and solving regional and national problems. Its high quality of education has been re-accredited.

Location

Manizales is the capital city of the Colombian departamento Caldas. It is located in the Colombian mid-west, the west andean, nearby the volkano Nevado del Ruiz. Being part of the Región Paisa, Manizales is surrounded by the main coffee-grower axis of Colombia. Founded in 1849 by antioquians, nowadays the city occupies great economical, industrial, cultural, and touristical activities. Particularly noteworthy is the annual International Theater Festival which offers plenty of shows and events. Manizales is also known as the "city of open doors".

Students

There are about 11,000 students at the UdeC. The university offers 34 undergraduate and 59 graduate programmes. Comprising five campus, the main campus (Campus Universitario Principal) includes the faculties of natural and exact sciences as well as of engineering. Palogrande Campus contains the faculty of law and social sciences, Sancancio Campus the faculty of agricultural sciences, Versalles Campus the faculty of health sciences and Bellas Artes Campus the faculty of arts and humanities.

Main Language

Courses are taught in the official language Spanish.

 

 

Universidad EAFIT

EAFIT university was founded in May 1960 – to serve as a training ground for their future managers and administrators. Since 1971 it is recognized as university and has developed on to a broad range of studies: Mangement, Engeneering, Humaniaties, Laws, Economics and Finance, Science.

The national Education Ministry granted the EAFIT university accreditation as a high-qualitiy instititution in 2003 and 2010.

Location

The university is located on the south side of Medellín, which is Columbia’s second largest city with 2.4 million inhabitants. As a dynamic metropolis, the city offers wide spread cultural activities.

The main campus of EAFIT University is arranged to be a University Park and covers nearly 128,000 square meters.

Students

Currently there are 13,400 students at EAFIT University. 10,200 of them are Bachelor students and 3,200 are Master students.

Main Language

The main language is Spanish. There are some courses taught in English, but basic skills in Spanish are necessary. Special offered Spanish courses give opportunity to improve these language skills.

International Exchange

The International office of EAFIT University has nearly 260 agreements with institutions in 36 countries.

Especially distinguishing is the “Spanish Program”, which the first Spanish as a Foreign Language Program in Columbia to be certified by the Spanish Instituto Cervantes. Courses in proficiency levels A1 to C1 are offered in small, effective classes.

Foreign Trade University Hanoi

The Foreign Trade University (FTU) is a public university situated in the capital city of Vietnam, Hanoi. Established in 1960 its educational programmes have been widened continuously.  Today the FTU offers majors and specializations in economics, business, business administration, finance and banking and foreign languages. The five faculties (Foreign Trade Economics, Business English, Business Administration, Basic and Fundamental Economics, Social Science and Human Studies) represent these fields of study which are offered in Bachelor as well as Master programmes.

Location

FTU comprises three campus. The main campus is located in Hanoi in the north of Vietnam. Besides lecture halls, it hosts a library as well as computer and language laboratories, sports facilities and much else. The FTU encompasses further campus in Ho Chi Minh City (North Vietnam) as well as in Quang Ninh (South Vietnam). 

Students

There are currently 25,000 students enrolled at Foreign Trade University (as of 2013).

Main Language

Foreign Trade University offers study programmes completely taught in English or in Vietnamese. Hence, exchange students are able to attend plenty of courses taught in English, even though thay may register for courses taught in Vietnamese, too. The official language is Vietnamese.

International Exchange

Over the past years, FTU has been expanding its network of international cooperations. By 2013, FTU cooperated with 151 universities from 26 countries worldwide.

Official Website

Foreign Trade University

Guidelines for Student Exchange Program

Koç University

In 1993, the Vehbi Koç Foundation established Koç University (KU) as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The university offers over 22 undergraduate degree programs, 18 master's degree programs and 12 doctoral degree programs. The first and only university in Turkey accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Executive MBA Program is recognized as one
of Europe’s top 20 programs in the ranking of Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

Location

Located in the hills of Sarıyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campus.

Students

There are about 4,400 students currently enrolled at (KU). Taking into consideration a faculty staff that accounts for 400 people, that student/faculty-ratio is at a favorable level of 1/10. Furthermore, KU welcomes about 200 international exchange students each academic year.

Main Language

The main language is Turkish but international students profit from the fact that about 95% percent of all the courses are being tought in English. Therefore, international exchange students are almost unconstrained in their possibility choice regarding their individual classes leaving space to unfold and develop their personal academic profile.

International Exchange

95% of our Faculty have advanced degrees from top-tier US and European institutions and have implemented parallel pedagogical paradigms at Koc University. The international focus of the University is highlighted by an extensive network of partner universities all over the world with top notch institutions among them.

Office of International Programs

Main Website

Masaryk University

In 1993, the Vehbi Koç Foundation established Koç University (KU) as a non-profit private university in Istanbul, Turkey committed to the pursuit of excellence in both teaching and research. The university offers over 22 undergraduate degree programs, 18 master's degree programs and 12 doctoral degree programs. The first and only university in Turkey accredited by the European Quality Improvement System (EQUIS) and the Executive MBA Program is recognized as one
of Europe’s top 20 programs in the ranking of Frankfurter Allgemeine newspaper.

Location

Located in the hills of Sarıyer, Istanbul, Koç University is twenty minutes from the Black Sea beaches, surrounded by charming villages and natural landscapes, and connected to the city center through a plethora of convenient transportation options. Koç University has four other campus locations: West Campus, Nişantaşı Campus, RCAC Beyoğlu and İstinye Campus.

Students

There are about 4,400 students currently enrolled at (KU). Taking into consideration a faculty staff that accounts for 400 people, that student/faculty-ratio is at a favorable level of 1/10. Furthermore, KU welcomes about 200 international exchange students each academic year.

Main Language

The main language is Turkish but international students profit from the fact that about 95% percent of all the courses are being tought in English. Therefore, international exchange students are almost unconstrained in their possibility choice regarding their individual classes leaving space to unfold and develop their personal academic profile.

Internation Exchange

95% of our Faculty have advanced degrees from top-tier US and European institutions and have implemented parallel pedagogical paradigms at Koc University. The international focus of the University is highlighted by an extensive network of partner universities all over the world with top notch institutions among them.

Office of International Programs

Main Website

Poznan Economic University

Established in 1926 and is one of the leading business schools in Poland. The PUE offers programmes at three academic levels (Bachelor, Master and PhD) as well professional post graduate studies and MBA courses.

Location

The University’s main site is located in the centre of Poznań, a 15-minute walk away from the Old Town.

Students

The Poznan University of Economics is state-owned and currently attended by over 15.000 students.

Main Language

The main language is Polish.

Rankings

The PUE is ranked one of the best business schools in Poland. The quality of teaching at the Faculty of Economics and the Faculty of Management is confirmed by the accreditation of the State Accreditation Commission and the Foundation for the Promotion and Accreditation of Economic Education – EPOQS.

International Exchange

The PUE cooperates with over 120 international partners through various activities including student and teacher exchange, joint programmes and research projects. In 2008, this university received the award of the "Mobility-friendly University" from Polish Erasmus National Agency.

Accomodation

The PUE owns three student halls of residence called "Feniks", "Atol" and "Dewizka". International exchange students are offered accommodation in Feniks or Dewizka. Exchange students can book the accommodation through the general application form for exchange programme and contact the International Relations Office for details.

Official Website

Ökonomische Universität Posen 

International Cooperation and Exchange

Oita University

Oita University is a corporatised national university which was founded in 1921 and was chartered as a university in 1949. This University was newly founded in October 2003 by the merger of the former Oita University and Oita Medical University. The Univerisity has been developing a strong relationship with Asian universities, but at the same time is keen to establish academic links with institutions in other parts of the world. 

The Faculty of Economics consists of three departments: The Department of Economics, The Department of Business System, and The Department of Regional System. In addition to the Faculty of Economics, exchange students are supervised and supported by the Center for International Education and Research.

Location

The university is located in Oita city, the capital of Oita prefecture in Japan.

Students

There are 4 faculties and 5 research courses.The total number of undergraduate / postgraduate students are about 5,800. About 200 exchange students study at the university every year.

Main Language

The main language is Japanese. The Exchange Center offers various Japanese language and Japanese studies courses to meet the needs of international students. Additionally, there are exchange programs called IPOU and Niho. These courses are offered in English.

International Exchange

Oita University aims to expand its Exchange Promotion Scheme by accepting students from partner universities. The university has about 70 international partners around the world.

University ORT Uruguay

University of ORT Uruguay was founded in 1942 in Montevideo. This university is currently the largest private university in Uruguay. There are 36 undergraduate and graduate degrees in the area of Architecture, Engineering, Business, Economics, International Relations, Design, Communications and Education. 

Location

The University of ORT Uruguay is located in Montevideo which is the largest city, the capital and the main port of Uruguay. The university has 2 campuses in different parts of the city. The campus of Architecture and Business and Administration is located in Pocitos. The campus of Engineering and Communication and Design is located in Centro.

Students

The University has 11.000 students in total, including Technical, Bachelor and Master studies.

Main Language

All classes are taught in Spanish by native professors employed by the University. International students must show fluency in Spanish for academic purposes.

International Exchange

The University has over 70 University partnerships. Each semester international students come from different parts of the world. There are 30-50 exchange students each semester. Students mainly come from countries like: Germany, Canada, France, Mexico, Spain, Argentina, Brasil and Portugal.

University of ORT Uruguay 

Oficina de Intercambio Estudiantil

University Santa Maria

Established in 1961, UFSM is a governmental, regionally oriented university which has as its main purpose to perform teaching, research and extension activities. UFSM’s mission is professional formation, seeking to generate and cultivate science and technology in the interest of regional development and the transmission of universal knowledge. It was the first federal university established outside a state capital in Brazil.

Location

The university campus is located in the district of Camobi, 9 km from downtown. UFSM’s campus has 1.960,57 ha and 270.945,39 square meters of constructed buildings.

Students

There are currently about 28230 students studying at Santa Maria University.

Main Language

The official language is Portuguese.

Official Website

Tampere University

What is now the University of Tampere began in 1925 in Helsinki as an institution generally referred to as a Civic College. The guiding notion was that enlightenment was conducive to peaceful societal development. It was felt that large sectors of the population and especially young people in the rural areas were in need of enhanced popular education.

Location

The main campus of the University of Tampere is close to the Tampere city centre, some ten minutes' walk from the railway station.

Students

Some 15,200 students are currently pursuing degrees at the University of Tampere. Every year approximately one thousand master's degrees and one hundred doctoral degrees are attained. The personnel number is about 2,100.

Main Language

The main language is Finnish, however, the course schedule comprises a broad range of courses taught in English. Moreover, if classes are not available in English the possibility of a completion via self-study exists which can be arranged with the help of the international exchange advisory staff.

International Exchange

The University of Tampere intends by 2015 to be an internationally attractive and prestigious organization for learning, teaching and research. An internationally active university contributes through its research and teaching to the competitiveness and wellbeing of society. In keeping with its strategy the university is committed to promote justice and equality in society, the wellbeing of people in its own country and of the world, interaction between cultures and sustainable development.

The number of partner universites currently accounts for 59 universities.

Tohoku University

The Tohoku University was founded in 1907 as the third Imperial University of Japan. The university is located in Sendai which is the prefectural capital of Miyagi prefecture in Tohoku region. Tohoku University is internationally recognized for its outstanding standards in education and research.Since its foundation, Tohoku University has been committed to three policies:“Open Door (門戸開放)“, “Research First (研究第一主義)" and "Practice-Oriented Research and Education (実学尊重)".


There are over 840 professors and more than 18.000 students including 10.997 undergraduate students, 4.402 master students and 2.734 PhD students (2010). Tohoku University is one of the selected institutions for Global 30 which is a Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)'s project to further promote internationalization of core Japanese higher education institutions and to turn them into world-class international eduation and research centers. The university launches the Future Global Leadership at Tohoku University (FGL) in fall 2009.

Location

Tohoku University, Kawauchi Campus, is on a forested hill near the site of Sendai Castle and across the Hirose river from downtown Sendai. It is 3 km from JR Sendai Station, 15 minutes by bus and 30 minutes walking. Furthermore, Tohoku University has 5 campuses (Katahira, Kawauchi, Aobayama, Seiryo, Amamiya).

Students

There are currently 18,003 students studying at Tohoku University comprising 10,970 undergraduate students, 4,298 graduate students and 2,735 doctoral students.

Main Language

Courses in study programs for exchange students are taught in English.

International Exchange

Tohoku University has a strong emphasis on international exchange by cooperating with 173 institutions from 32 countries/regions all over the world.

Official Website

Tohoku University
Tohoku Center for International Exchange

More Information

Cooperation Information

Universidad Nacional de Colombia

The public UNAL-University is one of the most prestigious universities in Latin-America. It offers a wide variety of different courses.  UNAL is situated in 8 different locations in Colombia. The "School of Economy" and the "School of Administration and Public Accounting are part of the University.

Location

The main campus of the Universidad Nacional de Colombia is located in Bogota. It is the capital and with approx. 8 Mio inhabitants the largest city in Colombia. Bogota is located in the center of the country.

Courses

In the Basic course many different courses are offered such as Micro/Macro-economic, Econometrics, Financial markets or Public Policy. Students can then specialize in the master, where there will be again many opportunities,

Language

Most courses are taught in Spanish & but there are also a lot of modules taught in English.

International Exchange

Through its good image in Columbia the UNAL-University has a wide range of cooperation and exchange programs with all kinds of universities worldwide. In Germany there are also some famous partner-universities, e.g. the Goethe-University in Frankfurt or universities in Cologne & Heidelberg. 

University of Warmia and Mazury

With its foundation in 1999 the University of Warmia and Mazury (UWM) merged three educational institutions: the Academy of Agriculture and Technology, the Pedagogy College and the Warmian Theological Institute. It offers a great variety of opportunities to study at seventeen faculties.The Faculty of Economics contents 12 Departments. Noteworthy is the library which UWM has had as the largest and modern library of the north-eastern Poland since 2007. In 2004 and in 2008 UWM has been awarded by the Student Parliament of the Republic of Poland as one out of 70 "student-friendly Universities".

Location

Most of the teaching buildings and students accomodations are situated at Kortowo campus. Kortowo occupies an area of 230 hectares and is surrounded by forest and 4 lakes. Kortowo provides sports fields, swimming pool, shops, banks, a post office, and a medicine center. Kortowo harbor offers a water equipment rental service, including kayaks, and other. In 2011 Kortowo has been awarded by monthly National Geographic Traveler in the national contest "Polish 7 wonders of nature".

Students

The University of Warmia and Mazury is currently attended by almost 31 000 students: 22,600 in fulltime, 7,600 in part-time, and 600 doctoral. The UWM employs 3,300 persons in total, including 2000 lecturers (491 professors).

Main Language

The official language is Polish. In the fields of Economic Sciences14 study subjects are offered in English language in winter- and summerterm. For detailed information please click here.

International Exchange

Within about 60 agreements and letters of intent UWM regularly cooperates with many well-known foreign universities and scientific research institutes.

Official Website

University of Warmia and Mazury 

Office for International Cooperation 

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